Three People Dead in Two Separate Oklahoma Accidents

Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 4:13 pm    

After two separate fatal car accidents in Oklahoma Monday morning, at least three people are dead.

An eastbound car driven by 24-year-old Sara Basquez was hit by another car when she failed to yield at a stop sign and crossed southbound traffic on Frink Chambers Road in McAlester. Basquez died of serious injuries sustained on the crash, while a passenger of Basquez and the driver of the other car were treated in a nearby hospital.

Another fatal car crash killed a young girl in a two-vehicle crash, on Southwestern Avenue, Sgt. Gary Knights reported. Sgt. Knights also reported that Renan Alfon Castellanos-Fortin also died after a pickup backed over him inside a parking lot at Burns Paving, Northeast Oklahoma.

Our thoughts and condolences at the Abel Law Firm go out to all those who have lost a loved one in these accidents or been harmed as a result.

Oklahoma AAA Tipsy Tow offered over Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 7:31 am    

Over Memorial Day weekend, AAA in Oklahoma will be offering their Tipsy Tow  service to residents of the state.

This service allows individuals who have had too much to drink to receive a safe ride home instead of operating their motor vehicle while intoxicated. Inebriated individuals are able to call a AAA tow truck to come to their location, tow their vehicle, and give them a free ride to the destination of their choice.

Tipsy Tow will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday evening and will run until early Tuesday morning. Cities in Oklahoma where this service will be offered include Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Bartlesville, and Muskogee.

Individuals who drive while intoxicated during the holidays run the risk of causing a serious accident. Please contact the car accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 if you have been injured in a drunk driving accident.

OKC car accident leaves 3 injured

Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 1:25 pm    

Three cars were involved in a collision in northeast Oklahoma City on Saturday afternoon. The Oklahoma City police stated that a northbound vehicle on Coltrane unexpectedly crossed into oncoming traffic, striking two southbound vehicles.

Two of the three vehicles involved in the accident flipped over. The third vehicle did not roll over, and the individuals inside the car were not injured. The driver of the vehicle that crossed into the southbound lanes was injured, and so were two other people in the vehicle that rolled.

The conditions of the people who sustained injuries in the crash are not known at this time. An investigation into the collision is underway by the Oklahoma City police department.

Please contact the Oklahoma car accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident.

Remembrance ceremony takes place in Oklahoma City

Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 7:52 am    

Yesterday was the 17th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh set off a bomb inside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building killing 168 people.

The bombing shook the state of Oklahoma, and fear for safety was felt by people all over the state. The Oklahoma City Memorial Building was erected as a tribute to the innocent victims of the bombing. Each year on April 19th at 9:02 a.m. the city observes 168 seconds of silence to honor the victims.

The 17th annual Remembrance Ceremony took place yesterday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. People gathered at the building to distribute flowers to the memorial site, where a chair for each victim is sprawled out across a lawn. Timothy McVeigh was convicted of the bombing, and was executed in 2001.

To learn more about the Remembrance Ceremony, please visit MSNBC today.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol celebrates 75th birthday

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 11:45 am    

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was founded on April 20, 1937, and this year it celebrates it’s 75th birthday.

One of the things that brought the Oklahoma Highway Patrol into the national spotlight was the arrest of the Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer was working in Oklahoma City when he noticed a vehicle without it’s proper tags traveling on the roadways. He pulled the vehicle over, and evidently caught the notorious bomber within 75 minutes of the bomb exploding.

Although the technology has changed throughout the years that the patrol has been in place, their main focus has been maintained. That focus is centered on traffic safety. Patrol officers are still trying to maintain order on roadways throughout the state of Oklahoma.

If you have been involved in a car accident in Oklahoma due to the negligence of someone else, please contact the Oklahoma car accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today.

Young teen injured in OKC bicycle accident

Posted on Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 12:01 pm    

A 13-year-old was riding her bicycle across the street in Northwest Oklahoma City when she was struck by an oncoming car.

The bicycle accident happened around 3 p.m. yesterday afternoon. The young teenager on the bicycle was crossing the street near Surrey Hills Boulevard when she was struck by a westbound motor vehicle. According to authorities, the bicyclist did not yield to the approaching vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle did not receive any injuries in the accident. The young girl was taken to the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center to be treated for her injuries. Doctors have said that she is currently in good condition.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Oklahoma City, please contact the Oklahoma City car accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today.

2 students on school bus injured in car accident

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 11:28 am    

Last week, 2 Douglass High School students went to the hospital after the school bus they were riding in crashed into a car. The driver of the car has been cited for driving without insurance and driving without a license.

According to police, at around 7:10 a.m., the car’s driver made an improper right turn, causing the school bus to run into it. The accident occurred at the intersection of Lottie Avenue and NE 16. Another bus took the uninjured students to school, while two injured high school students were taken to Mercy Health Center. The students’ injuries were reported to be minor.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact the Oklahoma motor vehicle accident attorneys of the Abel Law Firm at 1-800-739-ABEL to discuss your situation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers today.

Woman killed in head-on collision near Seminole

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 11:32 am    

Monday, a 31-year old woman was killed in a car accident near Seminole.  According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on SH 3 shortly after 11 a.m.

Police reported that a driver traveling in the southbound lanes of the highway swerved over the center line and crashed head-on into the woman’s northbound vehicle.  The victim’s 2003 Pontiac Vibe flipped and rolled once, and the southbound driver’s 2010 Mercury Milan rolled 3 times.  Both drivers were unable to exit their vehicles after the accident.

The Seminole Fire Department responded to the accident and extricated the drivers.  The 31-year old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and a passenger in her vehicle was taken to Seminole Medical Center for treatment of a leg injury.  A 1-year old in the Pontiac was flown to OU Children’s Hospital for observation.

Officials with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department, Seminole Police Department, and Seminole Fire Department are investigating the accident and the driver of the Mercury’s condition at the time of the accident.  The driver was flown to OU Medical Center with serious injuries.

Our thoughts and prayers are with victim’s family and friends after this devastating accident.

Burglary suspects cause crash while running from police

Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 12:10 pm    

Four burglary suspects running from police officers crashed into a minivan at the intersection of Southwest 59 and Pennsylvania, causing both cars to travel several feet.

One passenger in the van was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. The crash happened right in front of a Metro city bus and was all caught on camera. The video shows a dark sedan speeding through the intersection and striking the passenger side of the minivan before coming to a stop just inches away from the bus.

Four suspects in the car get out and immediately start running. Three were caught by police and are between 14 and 15 years-old. The fourth suspect is still at large.

If you have bee injured by a reckless driver, contact the Oklahoma reckless driving accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046.

2 killed, 3 injured in accident on Oklahoma 132

Posted on Monday, November 28th, 2011 at 2:16 pm    

Last week, 2 people were killed and 3 others were injured in a tragic car accident on Oklahoma 132.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 7:55 a.m. north of Coal Road.  The 49-year old driver of a minivan in the northbound lanes of the highway veered across the center line and into the southbound lanes of Oklahoma 132.

The van moved into the path of another van driven by a 73-year old woman.  The woman attempted to avoid being hit by the wrong-way driver, but the two crashed into each other in the northbound lanes.

Both drivers were killed in the car accident.  3 passengers in the first van suffered injuries and were taken to various hospitals for treatment.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families and friends.

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